London events in March

Your month-by-month guide to the best new events in the capital



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Our March highlights

  1. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Sun Mar 8
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  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Tue Mar 3
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  1. National Gallery Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
  2. Wed Mar 4 - Sun May 31
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  1. Vinopolis 1 Bank End, SE1 9BU
  2. Sat Mar 14 - Sun Mar 15
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  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Sun Mar 1 - Tue Mar 31
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  1. V&A Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
  2. Sat Mar 14 - Sun Jul 19
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  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Thu Mar 26 - Fri Mar 27
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  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Mon Mar 30 - Tue Mar 31
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More events for your diary this March

The Institute of Sexology

  • Free

The Wellcome Collection's newly expanded gallery space will open with a wink and a blush with The Institute of Sexology, an exhibition that brings together the great pioneers of the study of sex. More than 200 pieces of art, erotica, photography and ethnography will help visitors get a new perspective on perversions, lust and normality, with live events, discussions and performances to accompany the X-rated exhibits. Sex research such as the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes

  1. Wellcome Collection Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Sep 20
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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive Time Out events. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft. The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard. With unparalleled, panoramic views, it offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital.

  1. The View from the Shard Joiner St, SE1 9QU
  2. Tue Jan 27 - Sun Jul 26
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Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection

  • Rated as: 4/5

Got to love a pun in the name of a serious exhibition. ‘Drawn by Light’ could refer to the pull of the nascent technology of photography in the early nineteenth century, which drew scientists, artists and wealthy dilettantes, mothlike, to this incredible new way of recording the world on light-sensitive plates. But it also reflects the ‘artistic’ tack of a lot of early photography. This was drawing with light: a noble creative calling, whereby the treasures of the earth

  1. Science Museum Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Mar 1
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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous Londoners ever. This exhibition at the Museum of London seeks to find out who Holmes is, and why Arthur Conan Doyle's late-Victorian detective endures to this day. Exhibits will include a nineteenth-century portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, original Holmes manuscripts and the very coat and dressing gown worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC's 'Sherlock'. Many of the paintings, drawings, illustrations and photographs will reveal

  1. Museum of London 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Apr 12
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The Alternative London Tour

  • Free

East London's 'alternative' side is revealed on this leftfield tour. Expect to be introduced to the history and culture of the Brick Lane 'Banglatown' and Shoreditch areas as well as current issues and street art. Booking essential via

  1. Old Spitalfields Market Brushfield St, E1 6AA
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Wed Dec 23
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Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

  • Free

Here's your chance to have a poke around somebody else's house and discover tales of marriage, parties, politics and crime – without feeling nosey. At the V&A Museum of Childhood's winter exhibition, 12 dolls' houses from the museum's extensive collection represent changes in architecture and design over the past 300 years and provide an insight into the lives of the characters that inhabit these delicate creations. The houses include country mansions, suburban villas and

  1. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Sep 6
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Real Food Market

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Now weekly, the Real Food Market features around 40 food and drink producers selling seasonal produce directly to the public. Typical stalls include Spinach and Agusi with spicy Ghanaian stews; the Meantime Brewing Company with Greenwich-made beers; and Ash Green Organics with seasonal fruit and veg. There's a focus on sustainably and ethically produced food, and the market proudly supports small producers and independent traders. Whether you're coming to shop or snack, you can

  1. Southbank Centre Square Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Fri Mar 21 - Sun Mar 22
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The Art of the Brick

It's quite likely that you spent hours playing with Lego as a child. It's also possible that you are about to wish you'd kept going. Former corporate lawyer turned master of tiny bricks, Nathan Sawaya never stopped. His touring show 'The Art of the Brick' has visited Asia, America and Australia and is now making its way to Brick Lane (where else?) for its UK debut at the Old Truman Brewery. Collectively the artworks, which are all made of Lego, took a painstaking 4,188 hours to

  1. Old Truman Brewery Brick Lane, E1 6QL
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Apr 12
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Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Free

The war was just too big, confided Eric Kennington after he had completed his masterpiece ‘The Kensingtons at Laventie’ in 1915, one of the first things you’ll see in the ‘Memory’ section of this captivating two-part show. The authorities had hoped that Kennington would make more paintings to rival his pin-sharp, quietly devastating depiction of his unit – knackered, wounded, each soldier caught in a moment of reflection after their march back to billets from the

  1. Imperial War Museum Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Sun Mar 8
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Celebrating its fiftieth year, the renowned competition exhibition returns to the Natural History Museum with images of the most extraordinary species on the planet captured by professional and amateur photographers. Attracting record number of visitors each year, the beguiling entries include stunning under water views of Australian sea lion pups playing to the unlikely vision of a texting monkey. Please note that last entry to the exhibition is daily at 5.15pm.

  1. Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
  2. Sat Dec 27 - Sun Aug 30
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